I can repair damn near any bike you throw at me. I have substantial hands-on experience with road bikes, mountain bikes, city bikes, klunkers, cruisers, townies, cargo bikes, electric bikes, recumbents, tricycles, quadracycles, unicycles, handcycles, velomobiles, and other bike-like devices. Is your bike very old? I can help you! Is your bike very new? I can help you! Odds are very good that I can repair your bicycle, whatever it needs. In the event that I cannot repair your bicycle, for whatever reason, I will be honest and open about this.
Yes! I love helping people take a good bike and make it a great bike. Please email email@example.com or use the contact form on the home page to discuss you specific project. Odds are, we can roll your customization into The Full Tune-up ($120 labor, parts extra), in which case you would receive not only your desired upgrades but also a thorough going-over of the entire bicycle.
Yes! In fact, as of this writing (in January 2021), I don't yet have any vendor accounts set-up and would likely be purchasing your parts from all the same places you would, so it's really no skin off my back at all. If you don't know what you need, I'm very happy to do the purchasing for you (the work of locating and acquiring parts is included in the labor cost for The Full Tune-Up, but you will have to pay me back for the parts). There are A LOT of compatibility issues with bicycle components. If you are at all uncertain about whether a part is appropriate for your bicycle, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and ask.
Yes. If you put down a $30 deposit on the Bike Build, I will be very happy to help you choose your new bike! You can even get it shipped directly to me, to save you a trip. Most online bike sellers want to see a receipt from a professional mechanic in honor to validate their warranty, and I can provide that to you, as well as assist in navigating any warranty issues if your new bike was damaged in shipping or manufactured incorrectly (both of these things happen).
Maybe. Please email email@example.com with specifics. Please include photos of each bike. This project is often a lot of work and the end result can be anywhere from perfectly fine to not at all worth it. Labor price would generally be that of The Full Tune-Up. Odds are good that you will need some new parts as well, which have additional cost
Yes, maybe. I have a bicycle trailer capable of pulling two bikes at a time (it is purpose-built for this use). I am happy to both pick-up and drop off your bicycles for you, for a fee of $1/mile each way. Please realize that when I say it is a bicycle trailer, I mean it is a trailer that I attach to my bicycle. I will not be driving. I do not like automobiles. As you are surely aware, most of Fort Worth is not bike-friendly. There needs to be a tried and true bike-friendly way for me to get from my house to yours. I live on the Trinity River Trail, so my house will not the difficult part of the equation. If you are seeking this service, please email GiveThemBikes@gmail.com to discuss logistics.
I am operating Wheel Nice out of my house during a global pandemic. I am not, at this time, prepared to have people I don't know showing up at my front door. When you make an appointment, I will provide my exact address. We are directly off of the Trinity River Trail, near Overton Park, in the Tanglewood Neighborhood of Fort Worth. Once you are a customer, if you prefer communication by phone call or text, I can provide my cell phone number. If we don't already know each other and you have no skin in the game, I am not prepared to give you my cell phone number. I have learned the hard way on this one. You can email me at GiveThemBikes@gmail.com. As for the hours, I am available for appointments 8am to 8pm 7 days a week. I think there are very few people who cannot find a time in that generous window to drop their bike off for repair. If you are such a person, please email me, and we can likely set something up.
No, sorry. I have done this and, in my opinion, it is a bad deal both for the mechanic and the customer. I have everything I need to do a great job for you in my shop. I can't possibly bring it all with me and I've found that people often expect their mobile mechanic to work in a completely inappropriate space. It's a cute idea, people like the sound of it, and it can work for smaller repairs in the right setting, but is not something I offer and I have no plan to do this at any point in the foreseeable future.
Yes, but not right now. I have a lot of experience teaching bike repair to a wide range of audiences. I enjoy teaching as much as I enjoy learning new things, which is a lot. However, it's not something I can offer at the present moment. Bike work is detail work, which often requires teacher and student to be in close contact with each other as we explain and observe how some small detail makes a world of difference. Due to the fact that Coronavirus spreads when people are in close contact, I don't have a safe way to offer this service at this time. If you'd like to set something up for the (hopefully) not-too-distant future, email GiveThemBikes@gmail.com and we can discuss the possibilities.